About the Journal

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The Journal of Integrative Behavioral Science recognizes and supports diverse disciplines, perspectives, and methods across social, psychological and theological sciences and also incorporated integration with the humanities and art.  JIBS features articles that cover theoretical integration of ideas of social, psychological, biological, and theological sciences and liberal arts, and original empirical research articles of general scientific value.  JIBS integrates the knowledge from many fields in a new synthesis of universal behavioral science.  The journal publishes papers that represent theoretical exploration and original empirical research undertaken by students and faculty at higher learning institutions.


The Journal of Integrative Behavioral Science allows students and faculty to showcase their research and gain publication experience with a broader academic audience.  The editing for JIBS provides the opportunity for students to learn how to be critical reviewers and consumers of literature in the behavioral sciences. Through involvement with JIBS, students at Grace College will gain experience reviewing and editing manuscripts and consulting regarding research design and statistical development.  Furthermore, JIBS allows all involved students to network with faculty and other high-achieving behavioral science students through publication experiences. Ultimately, JIBS seeks to demonstrate Grace College’s commitment to quality original, empirical and theoretical research.


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Peer Review Process

Articles will be reviewed for grammar and adherence to APA guidelines. Additionally, articles will be reviewed for content by two individuals with knowledge of the subject matter. 

Reviewers will provide feedback within 2-4 weeks of agreeing to review the article.

Author changes to feedback will be expected within 2-4 weeks. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Mission Statement 

The Journal of Integrative Behavioral Science was developed to advance the quality of empirical research undertaken by undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at higher learning institutions. JIBS advances the mission of Grace College to foster devotion to serious academic inquiry through promoting critical, thoughtful, and active participation and practice in the behavioral sciences.


Grace College


Behavioral Science Department
Languages, Literature, and Communication Department 
Science and Mathematics Department
Grace College Seminary 

Journal History

The Journal of Integrative Behavioral Science is in its inaugural year. JIBS was created by Dr. Lisa Wooley as a mechanism to provide the opportunity for publication of sound research produced by undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty at higher learning institutions. JIBS will serve as a means of strengthening the research experience at Grace College through encouraging students to network and gain research experience. In this way, JIBS will help undergraduate students prepare for graduate school. Additionally, as an open access journal, JIBS will facilitate the sharing of knowledge in the field of psychology as well as promote the integration of the behavioral sciences.